Indiana Law Annotated for September 25, 2017 (53:6)

October 2, 2017
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This Week in the Law School

Just a few more days until we head into fall break. Enjoy your time off! A couple of things to note for your return: Stewart Fellowship applications for placements in Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia, Mexico, Thailand, and Vietnam will be due on Oct. 16, the Monday we return. Also on that date, we'll celebrate the official naming of the Milt and Judi Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession. The Stewarts will be here at 4 p.m. to mark the occasion, as well as to congratulate Prof. Jay Krishnan, who will be named the Milt and Judi Stewart Professor of Law. Plan to join us for this celebration in the Moot Court Room, followed by a reception in the Faculty Lounge.


Monday, October 2

Pro Bono Immigration Project Call-out Meeting

If you are interested in immigration or not eating pizza, please join us to learn more about PIP and how you can gain experience in immigration and refugee law. Attorneys from Indiana Legal Services' Immigrants' and Language Rights Center and Migrant Farmworker Law Center will join us to discuss volunteer opportunities. Room 122, noon.

International Law Society General Body Meeting

Come learn about the exciting, upcoming events ILS has planned and how you can get involved. There will be food! Room 124, noon.

Tax Law Society Call-out Meeting

Come to the call-out meeting of the Tax Law Society and learn about ways to get involved with the organization. We will be discussing upcoming events and ideas for the future. We will also be accepting applications for 1L representative. Room 120, noon.


Tuesday, October 3

Flu Shot Clinic

Staff from the IU Health Center will be on hand to administer flu vaccinations. IU students and employees are eligible to use the clinic. Save time by downloading and filling out required forms prior to your arrival. Student Lounge, 9 to 11 a.m.

3L Career and Bar Information Session

Join the Career Services Office and the Office of Student Affairs for information you need for the job search process and the bar application process, including timelines and advice. Lunch will be provided to those 3Ls who register through CareerNet by noon on Oct. 2. Moot Court Room, noon.

CLS Prayer/Bible Study

Join us for our weekly prayer and Bible study Tuesday at noon. All are welcome and no preparation required. Room 215, noon.

Public Interest Law Foundation General Body Meeting

This meeting is for general body members of PILF to discuss upcoming, important events and how you can get involved! Non-pizza lunch will be served. Room 124, noon.

The Gong Show Auditions

The second set of Gong Show auditions will be held this Tuesday and Wednesday. Interested participants should have already signed up with the Black Law Students Association and received a room designation, but if you haven't signed up and would like to participate, please email Please limit your performance and set-up to 10 minutes. Room 216, 6 to 8 p.m.


Wednesday, October 4

Informational Interviewing and Networking for 1Ls

The Career Services Office is hosting a workshop for 1Ls to be able to come and get information and tips about interviewing from CSO Dean Rachel Dawson. Moot Court Room, noon.

Indiana Law Bar Support Program: Essay Writing Workshop by Themis

Essay writing skills are key to success in law school and on the bar exam. Themis will be holding an essay writing workshop to review the elements of a good essay answer. They will break down each element of an essay answer into its core components-Issue, Rule, Analysis, and Conclusion-and provide you with strategies and tips for successfully drafting each component. The workshop will focus on developing the two main components of a passing answer – the Rule and Analysis sections. Come review the process of creating a succinct statement of the applicable law and a thorough analysis of the facts with the law. This workshop is open to all 2Ls, 3Ls, and graduate students. Before attending the noon hour workshop, you should have already RSVP'd to Ms. Liz Ferrufino. If you have any questions, please email her ( Lunch will be provided. Room 122, noon.


Thursday, October 5

Job Application Materials: Tips for Resumes and Cover Letters for Graduate and Exchange Students

Alisa M. Rosales, director of career services, will present information on how to structure the most commonly requested job search materials from American legal employers – resume, cover letter, references, and writing samples. Samples will be distributed and questions answered. (required for certificate). Room 213, noon.

CGLP Presents: An Empirical Assessment of China's Trial-Centered Criminal Procedure Reform

In 2014, China initiated a new round of judicial reforms dubbed the "trial-centered criminal procedure." What do these reforms entail, how have they been carried out, and what impact have they had? On the basis of empirical research, Professor Zuo Weimin (Sichuan University) will provide a rigorous assessment of a number of hot issues, such as expanding and strengthening the role of courts in the litigation process and reforming the judicial personnel system, among many other important changes to Chinese criminal procedure. Faculty Conference Room, noon.

CCD Speaker Series: Richard Welch

Center for Constitutional Democracy PhD candidate Richard Welch will present "Reconciliation and Constitutional Reform in Iraq" as part of the Center for Constitutional Democracy's speakers series. Henderson House, noon.

JLAP: How to Be a Healthy Professional

Well-being is key to law school and professional success. The Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP) is leading a session on how to be a healthy professional. Room 121, noon.

IP Colloquium: Christopher Buccafusco

Prof. Christopher Buccafusco will present "Functionality Screens" as part of this year's IP Colloquium Series, hosted by the Center for Intellectual Property Research. Room 216, 1:15 to 3:15 p.m.

Law School-SPEA Joint Degree Reception

Faculty from the Law School and SPEA welcome students who are either in a joint degree program (JD-MPA or JD-MSES) or interested in learning about the joint degree programs to an informal reception. Meet faculty and students who teach and study in both programs. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Faculty Lounge, 4:30 to 6 p.m.


Friday, October 6

Center for Law, Society & Culture Speaker Series: Michael Frisby

Michael Frisby of the IU Statistical Consulting Center will be this week's Center for Law, Society & Culture speaker. He will present "Harnessing Quantitative Methods: A Crash Course in Statistics & Regression Models." Henderson House, noon.


Faculty and Staff News

Prof. Rob Fischman's latest article has been published by the Colo. Natural Resources, Energy, & Envtl. L. Rev. It reviews the contributions of Charles Wilkinson to public land law. The article focuses on how legal institutions should determine the pluralistic, "public interest."

On September 14, Prof. Leandra Lederman moderated in a panel on "Recent Practice Changes at IRS Appeals" at the ABA Tax Section meeting in Austin, Texas. The panel was sponsored by the Tax Section's Tax Policy & Simplification Committee, of which Prof. Lederman is a vice-chair.



Stewart Fellows Application Deadline Oct. 16

Applications for the Stewart Fellows Overseas Externship Program placements in Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia, Mexico, Thailand and Vietnam are currently being accepted from 1L and 2L students. For more information about the placements, please contact Ms. Lara Gose ( or see the Center's presence on the Law School's website. Application requires submission of a cover letter and resume to Ms. Gose at the Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession ( The final day to submit applications for these placements is at 11:50 p.m. on Monday, October 16. Please note that the application process is the same for placements in China, India, Japan, Poland, and South Korea, but the deadlines for those countries are at the beginning of the Spring 2018 semester.

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program Deadline Oct. 5

This unpaid program, for students (undergraduate and graduate) provides the opportunity to work in U.S. Embassies and Consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices spread around the United States. This unpaid program is designed to provide substantive experiences in a Foreign Affairs environment. See the U.S. State Department website for more details.

Socctoberfest Sign-ups

This year's soccer match will take place on Friday, October 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Karst Farm Park on the west side of Bloomington. It is a co-ed event that welcomes all ability levels. After the games, which will end at approximately 8 p.m., we will have a cookout in the area adjacent to the soccer fields. Participants, fellow students, and family are all welcome to attend. If you are a JD or LLM student interested in playing (both men and women are invited to participate!), please e-mail Rhea May (, and indicate your ability level (based on the following categories) and your shirt size (Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2XL) (note, these shirts have an athletic fit):

A. I played competitively in college or high school

B. I know how to play and have some athletic ability

C. I can still run and kick things

D. I can kick things

E. Can you play goalie?

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